Scottish stones with James Elkington….
Situated next to a main road in deepest Scotland, and more curiously in someones garden – this is the unusual triple-ringed stone circle of Croft Moraig. I have wanted to visit this place for ages, and recently I had the opportunity. I wasn’t disappointed – in fact I was overwhelmed.
Croft Moraig was excavated in 1889, and was used for religious purposes. It was constructed sometime before 3000BC, and was used continuously for over 1000 years! It was altered a number of occasions with the changing needs of the people who used it. That great man Aubrey Burl even suggested that it may have been “the dwelling-place of a priest, a witch-doctor, a shaman.” It is also thought to have mythic associations with the sun and moon.
The first structure on the site may have been a ring of upright wooden posts set in a wide shallow ditch, possibly containing screens to…
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